While waiting for his name to be called at this year’s NFL Draft, Grady Jarrett and his family could smell something burning in the air and then shortly realized that their home was on fire. Click more to read the full story!

The defensive tackle who attended Clemson University watched his childhood home burn while the NFL Draft was airing. Unfortunately, some of his prized football possessions were damaged in the fire but, luckily, neither him nor his family members were injured in the fire. Grady had a great outlook on the entire situation as he stated he his thankful that only material items were lost and they could easily be replaced.

Despite that great attitude about the fire, the entire situation did wear on him somewhat, “Throughout the night, I kept a close eye on he draft and that just got me even more down because I was projected to go in the second round…but with Atlanta taking me today it’s a blessing. It lifted my family’s spirits so high.” Without question the Jarrett family–despite losing part of their home–has to be very excited at this time. Definitely a range of emotions that are being shared between them in this bitter sweet time.

Grady Jarrett ending up being the number one pick in the fifth round–number 137 overall–and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons.


Source: Fox Sports